Macron's mission to revitalize French economy won't be easy

Press quote (The Daily Mail)
11 May 2017

Macron offers France a "real opportunity for reform" that will "both pep up France's economy and strengthen his position in Europe," says Charles Grant, the director of the Centre for European Reform.

...Grant, from the Centre for European Reform, says Macron won't find it easy and that he, as much as anyone from his time as economy minister under Hollande, knows how difficult it will be to reform the economy. "As Macron discovered when he was a minister, vested interests, trade unions and party activists are stubborn and conservative," said Grant. "He managed to liberalize coach services, shopping hours and the legal profession, but wanted to do much more."